Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – October 7, 2013

by Jimmy Winskowski on Oct 7, 2013 5:34:20 AM

Happy_EmployeesAccording to Forbes' Jacquelyn Smith, "One of the most important hiring criteria for many companies is the ability to work as a team player—yet, so many of us have colleagues who don’t play well with others." So what's the solution? How can you build a better team? Check out these 10 tips for building a tighter office.
Female-WorkerWith companies like Google (et al.) offering over-the-top work perks to attract top talent, you may feel the need to enter the arms race yourself. But Susan LaMotte disagrees. In fact, she says that offering too many perks may attract the wrong people. Take a minute and read her four reasons perks WON'T help your culture (or your hiring.)
poolLooking for the silver bullet to increase employee engagement in your company? Guardian's Monica Parker believes that the key lies in embracing emotional vulnerability. See why she says, "A working environment in which people don't feel free to be open or make mistakes is corrosive."

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